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Internet Disconnection

Hey I am having an annoying problem that I can't seem to fix. My internet keeps booting me like every five minutes. I don't think its my router, because its happened with three different lynxs routers. Two wireless B and one standard router. Therefore I also don't think its my network card. It worked fine on the standard router and it worked fine on the two networks. Now everyime I log on to my game, explorer or AIM, I get booted five minutes later. So I don't think its a specific program either. I am also running Kerio firewall and AVG, and I have no viruses. Any suggestions? Any more info you need that would help? I try to disable and enable my wireless connection and it doesnt help. The antenna icon show full strength. PLEASE HELP!!

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One other thing.

Oh yeah, I have to reboot to get my connection to come back...only to have it fail a few minutes later.

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Two Things...

..(your operating system would help give us a little more information)..

1. Try downloading and running the Winsock fix from the link below. It works for all operating systems.:


2. Try running the IEFix utility from the link below:

IEFix Utility

3. Ooops, maybe another thing...Download and install a secondary browser to see if it makes a difference. The free Firefox is one that a number of users here like a lot:

Firefox Browser Download

Hope this helps.


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I am running XP Pro 02 w/ Service Pack 2. What exactly do those programs do? I am pretty sure its not my web browser, considering my AIM and online video game all dump out at the same time.

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Ok...ran Winsock.

Alright, I downloaded the file and ran the program. Here goes nothing! I'll come back if it doesn't work.

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Ok that didn't work. Any other suggestions?

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Apollo, I Suggested Two Other Options..

Did you try them...

Hope this helps.


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No, but I guess I will.

The problem I am having isn't anything listed under the symptoms of IEfix. Also, I said earlier that my internet gets cut out from AIM. That has nothing to do with IE does it? Ill try them out too, either way I guess. I'll let you know how it goes.

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More problems now...

So I ran IEfix and I ran into a problem. Now its asking me for the iexplorer.exe file off of the WinXP Pro Service Pack2 CD, which I don't have, and never had. So I couldn't continue. I canceled what I was doing. And I had to restart my computer, and now it says IE6 has been removed from the computer everytime I boot up. However, I can still get on IE explorer. How do I fix that problem? And where do I get iexplorer.exe?

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One other thing, while Im at it.

I have a ton of programs running in my background apparently...some of which I don't know what they are.
taskmgr.ede, iexplore.exe, wuauclt.exe, wanmpsvc.exe, wdfmgr.ese, kpf4ss.ese, avgupsvc.ese, avgamsvr.exe, acsd.exe, explorer.exe, ati2evxx.exe, kpf4gui.exe, ipodservice.exe, avgemc.exe, svchost.exe, avgcc.exe, svchost.exe, svchost.exe, svchost.exe atiptaxx.exe, svchost.exe, ati2evxx.exe, lsass.exe, service.exe, ituneshelper.exe, winlogon.exe, alg.exe, csrss.exe, smss.exe, kpfhui.exe, agrsmmsg.exe, system, system idle process That all of them. Seems like a lot of junk running in the background. This is all right after startup and I opened IE, thats it.

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No go on Firefox

Firefox doesn't help...although I will try it out now as my default browser. Since running IEfix, I am now getting disconnected faster then before. I still have the message on reboot that says, IE6 has been removed from this computer, do you want to permenatly save these changes or something. So I click no, because obviously, clicking yes will mess me up even more. Please help me. Also, what I find really weird about this whole thing, is that it works fine for a few minutes, then it stops every single time.

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Apollo, You'll Need To Get An XP CD OR... you can download the full Windows XP SP2 installer from the link below. You can even do this on another user's computer, copy the large file to a CD, then run it on your machine. It should reinstall Internet Explorer 6 SP2 and fix the error. IMPORTANT: The downloaded SP2 installer file is LARGE, about 270 MB, so you'll need a broadband connection for the download. Here's the link:

Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers

Hope this helps.


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Ok, I'm going to try it now. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Having trouble finishing the download.

Computer keeps cutting me off around 50%...gonna have to try getting the file from work tomorrow. I found this too,
Think that might be causing some problems? I do have it setup to WPA I think. I require a 26 character password to connect. And that is my wireless device.

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More information.

Turns out my cordless phone is transmitting on the same frequency. That is no longer an issue. I am still expeirencing the problem though. I did the service pack 2 thing, and that didn't help. Anymore more suggestions?
Oh and now, my IE doesn't work either.

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Ok, what I did this time was uninstall service pack two completely. Then it messed up my resolution and everything for my ATI card. So I reinstalled SP2 and then downloaded all my drivers that I needed. My internet stayed on from midnight till 8:45 this morning. I will check when I get home this afternoon if its still on or not.

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